HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Preceptor in Physics

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2018
Ref
8590
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area

Physics

Position Description

The Department of Physics at Harvard University seeks applications for a Preceptor in Physics. Working closely with faculty and staff in the Department of Physics, the preceptor will oversee all aspects of small-group instruction in both the laboratory and discussion section components of essential introductory Physics courses, targeted to a wide range of students and including applications in physical sciences, engineering, and life sciences.

Science preceptors supervise and train a team of teaching fellows, play a leading role in the laboratory support team, and collaborate with faculty to develop innovative course materials including problem sets, examinations, hands-on learning activities, and guided/independent student projects.

Ideally, a candidate will be able to start on or soon after January 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. The appointment is initially for a term of one year, with the possibility of reappointment up to a maximum of eight years total. Reappointment is contingent upon performance, curricular need, position availability, and divisional dean approval.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have teaching experience in physics or a closely allied field.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in physics or a closely allied field, or should be on track to complete the degree by the start of the appointment. Candidates should have strong organizational, written, and interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated ability to lead and train teaching assistants. Experience setting up, managing and directing student laboratory sessions a plus. Experience in designing problem sets and laboratory exercises. Experience with fabrication of mechanical and electronic devices in a teaching environment.

Special Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and teaching statement directly to the Harvard academic positions site at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/8589. Please ask three to five referees to submit their letter to your file at this site (three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is complete only when all three letters have been submitted). Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Logan McCarty, Director of Science Education, Harvard University, Science Center 108, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email

mccarty@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.